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Russia says drone attacks on its Syria base have increased

Aug. 16, 2018 12:50 PM EDT

HEMEIMEEM AIR BASE, Syria (AP) — Russian air defense assets in Syria have downed 45 drones targeting their main base in the country, its military said Thursday, after an attack by the Islamic State group on a Syrian army base a day earlier killed seven troops. The Russian Defense Ministry spokesman, Maj....

APNewsBreak: Johnson to make Libertarian bid for Senate seat

Aug. 14, 2018 3:52 PM EDT

SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — Former Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson began his campaign Tuesday to unseat New Mexico's junior Democratic senator, seeking political opportunity in the space between Democrats and voters loyal to President Donald Trump. Johnson, a former two-term governor of New...

Syria: At least 22 killed in Idlib and Aleppo airstrikes

Aug. 10, 2018 5:50 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Government airstrikes on opposition-held territory in northwest Syria killed at least 22 people, a monitoring group said Friday, as the U.N.'s children's agency warned a new battle in the war-torn country could affect the lives of 1 million children. Government forces unleashed a wave of...

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

Jul. 23, 2018 1:42 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad. The signs proclaim: "Welcome to victorious Syria." In the capital of Damascus, many of the checkpoints that for years have snarled traffic are gone. The city is again...

In Damascus, Syrians dare to hope that war's end may be near

Jul. 22, 2018 7:05 AM EDT

DAMASCUS, Syria (AP) — Crossing into Syria from neighboring Lebanon, visitors are greeted by giant posters of President Bashar Assad. The signs proclaim: "Welcome to victorious Syria." In the capital of Damascus, many of the checkpoints that for years have snarled traffic are gone. The city is again...

Syria rebels agree to surrender frontier with Israel

Jul. 19, 2018 4:08 PM EDT

BEIRUT (AP) — Syrian rebels agreed to surrender their last pockets of control in southwest Quneitra province to the government, state media reported Thursday, making way for Damascus to re-establish its authority along the Israeli frontier. The deal, confirmed in its general outlines by a monitoring group...

Home may be forever lost for displaced within Syria

Jul. 14, 2018 3:15 PM EDT

JARABLUS, Syria (AP) — When Hikmat's mother managed to sneak back into their home city of Aleppo, now controlled by government forces, she found a single word spray-painted in red on their house: "Confiscated." Same with the family store and another house. Their farm, south of the city, is probably lost to...